This is a Context Conversations private seminar.
What does it mean to be an archeologist? What do they do? Where do they work?
Join this conversation geared towards kids and families with Dr. Dimosthenis Kosmopoulos, an archeologist based in Rome, who has excavated in the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill, and the Mausoleum of Augustus. Dr. Kosmopoulos frequently gives tours for families visiting Rome and during this conversation, he will speak about his experience, some of his exciting discoveries, reveal the tools he can’t live without, and discuss what you might want to start studying if you want to become an archeologist as well as answer your questions.
About Your Expert
During his university studies at “La Sapienza” in Rome, Dimosthenis participated in several national and international projects, such as the study of Latin epigraphy and Roman pottery as well as various archaeological excavations in different areas of Rome (Roman Forum, Palatine, Mausoleum of Augustus). His work as an archaeologist brought him to carry out research in classical art and architecture, exploring in particular the relationship between iconography and architecture as ancient Greek and Roman artistic expressions. Dimosthenis completed his Ph.D. with a thesis on temple architecture in the Italian peninsula during the Republican period. This topic became his area of expertise. His knowledge of archaeology, ancient art history and Roman architecture is the key that he uses to share his unique perspective on the Eternal City.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.